Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Beatnik Beauty (this is forever)

the beatnik beauties spill into and out of the bars
coffee shops and music halls
their photographs and paint brushes
drumsticks and ink
spill with them

cigarettes and longneck bottles
settle in against sobriety
the ethanol an allegory
the ethanol an allergy
few know the difference

the beatnik beauty locked and unlocked and relocked
the door to the coffee shop
took her picture in the dining room
took your picture while you were sleeping
few know the difference

22 cigarettes and a bottomless bottle
swept the slate clean
and the cicadas sing
in a shrill pitch that could only mean
this is forever

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